(Jackie LaRoche is a Program Instructor in the Scholars Program.)
When I told the 6th grade Scholars group about the FLOC blog, Adam immediately raised his hand and asked if students could submit their own work. Adam, a current 6th grader in both our Scholars program and our tutoring program, has a passion for writing, drawing, and exploring new cultures. I told him that we would absolutely love to post some of his work on our blog and within a week he brought me a flash drive full of stories, essays, and poems. Here are two of Adam’s original poems.
“The Apple Tree”
I know some people cut down trees
because I saw the leaves blowing by the breeze.
One day I saw an apple tree.
Next day an apple fell from the tree.
A boy ate the apple.
The apple was free.
That was the only apple on that poor tree.
I’m blank and I have nothing.
The teacher tells me, “Get your head in the game.”
And I’ll say, “Whoa what just happened?”
I’m a dreamer.
You can’t blame me.
So here I am